Folklore says it's half cat, half raccoon!
Maine Coon Scientific Classification
- Scientific Name
- Felis Catus
Maine Coon Conservation Status
Maine Coon Locations
Maine Coon Facts
- Intelligent, loving and affectionate
- Average Litter Size
- Common Name
- Maine Coon
- Folklore says it's half cat, half raccoon!
Maine Coon Physical Characteristics
- Skin Type
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The Maine Coon cat is native to the Maine area of North America but it is thought to have derived from an American wild cat rather than another breed of domestic cat.
The Maine folklore is that the Maine Coon cat is in fact half cat and half raccoon in origin, but it is more commonly thought to be closely related to the North American bobcat.
The Maine Coon typically has long fur although, many types that existent in Europe have shorter hair and are thought to be related to the wilder European farm cats.
The Maine Coon is a popular domestic breed of cat due to its large size, long silky fur and its calm and gentle nature. The Maine Coon is an intelligent and affectionate breed of cat that loves to be active and to be around humans and other animals.
The Maine Coon is a very large breed cat, often double the size of other domestic cat breeds. The Maine Coon is thought to be so big due to its supposedly larger wild ancestors.View all 45 animals that start with M
Maine Coon FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are Maine Coons herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores?
Maine Coons are Omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals.
What Kingdom do Maine Coons belong to?
Maine Coons belong to the Kingdom Animalia.
What class do Maine Coons belong to?
Maine Coons belong to the class Mammalia.
What phylum to Maine Coons belong to?
Maine Coons belong to the phylum Chordata.
What family do Maine Coons belong to?
Maine Coons belong to the family Felidae.
What order do Maine Coons belong to?
Maine Coons belong to the order Carnivora.
What genus do Maine Coons belong to?
Maine Coons belong to the genus Felis.
What type of covering do Maine Coons have?
Maine Coons are covered in Hair.
How many babies do Maine Coons have?
The average number of babies a Maine Coon has is 5.
What is an interesting fact about Maine Coons?
Folklore says Maine Coons are half cat, half raccoon!
What is the scientific name for the Maine Coon?
The scientific name for the Maine Coon is Felis Catus.
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